Uncle John's Band, Deep Elem Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Big Railroad Blues, Dark Hollow, Ripple, To Lay Me Down, Truckin', Rosalie McFall, Cumberland Blues, New Speedway Boogie, Brokedown Palace Casey Jones, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Candyman, Sitting On Top Of The World, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', Big Boy Pete, Me & My Uncle, Easy Wind, Sugar Magnolia, Attics Of My Life, Mama Tried, Not Fade Away-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)-> We Bid You Good Night
mixed sources (see info file for details, plus additional details in pub comments); seed assembled and distributed by Jim Wise; CD> EAC> SHN by Darrin Sacks; Darrin comments: "Has a fair amount of hiss and analog tape wear, but is the best we're probably ever going to hear, as this show isn't in the Vault."
September 20, 2017 Subject:
Sound quality is great
Don't listen to the whiners about the sound. The hiss isn't bothering me at all. This is crystal clear and the vocal harmonies on the acoustic stuff are tight. Sounds like they just got out of the studio. To Lay Me Down is sublime.
November 20, 2015 Subject:
not fade away will soon fade away
some 2/3 weeks later the band introduces not fade-goin down the road -nfa
tonight is a killer 15 minute nfa which will soon be 3/4 min nfa-then goin down the road-then 2:30 -3 min NFA.
quite a change from a year of killer nfa's to the late 70,71,72 nfa-goin down the road-nfa's- good but very different
November 21, 2013 Subject:
A Little Hiss Is Worth It
With all due respect and appreciation for Sir Mick's remastering efforts, I prefer this version. The remaster does knock out a lot of the tape hiss, but it also filters out a lot of the room and the tail ends of notes and sounds rather artifacted. Personally I'll take some extra hiss to keep that detail, but to each his own.
However you ingest this show, it's a real treat. Acoustic set is absolutely divine. These boys came to sing that night.
June 6, 2010 Subject:
best sounding acoustic set ?
This acoustic set is outstanding in every way - the playing is gorgeous, nice guest mandolin, and the quality of the recording is the best I've heard for a '70 acoustic. Beautiful stuff right here.
March 25, 2010 Subject:
absolutley gorgeous acoustic set...and the best easy wind ever!
despite the sound (lots of tape hiss and those levels in caution are a buzz-kill) this is still a great show, and the acoustic set may be the best of 1970. as good as the electric set is (esp. EASY WIND and also attics and NFA) i find my self listening to the acoustic set more. Just stunning versions of uncle johns band, to lay me down, ripple, rosalie mcfall, and the best dark hollow i've ever heard; the mandolin really adds to the beauty. and the rare treat of acoustic versions of truckin' and big railroad blues just make this all the more precious. very 5-star worthy!
January 25, 2010 Subject:
Close, but no cigar
Sounds like the master reels were stored too close to a magnetic source resulting in drops causing the fluctuations in audio levels every time that edge of the tape passes over the tape head. The plastic reels could also be warped causing the same effect, but I'm sure this would have been noticed during transfer.
September 21, 2008 Subject:
Happy 38th Anniversary 9-20-70
Check out the other copy of this show with 65,000+ downloads.
One of the best ever. Cornell 77 fans can sxck it.
August 14, 2006 Subject:
I hear a piano and organ at times in the first set? Was that only Pigpen? Anyone know?
April 5, 2006 Subject:
GD 9/20/70 Fillmore E
Thru all the tape noises and hisses and the 35 years since this show was born...there's a GD GD acoustic show going on...with Jerrbear at the helm...solid, and soundin pretty wacky whacked.
guitars and vocals are crisp but it's the MANGdolin that's really the body slammer in the 1st set...
- nice job, boyz
October 3, 2005 Subject:
Just an update to my earlier review. There is a new remaster of this show with almost no hiss. Go hear the other version below and be amazed at the great job SIR Mick did cleaning this one up. We are not worthy !!!! Like someone says, throw away your old copies - go get the new version pronto. >>>>>>>
Still a top 5 show, coming up on its 35th anniversary.
Get it, crank it up, get up and dance, it won't do ya no harm!
Dr. Flashback :-) 9/19/2005
Rating the best shows for 1970 is a tenuous affair, since there are so many shows we haven't heard, and may never hear. So many Fillmore and Capitol Theater shows lost in the mists. But based on what I have heard, this show still stands out, and it's usually rated high in Deadbase for 1970 as well.
Now be forewarned - this show is not for everybody.
1.It has cuts, hiss and patched sources.
2.No Dark Star
3.The jams in Caution/Feedback are weirder than shit. Almost too much to take.
But if you can handle that (and I knew you could) you'll love this show. The addition of Grisman and David Nelson on mandolin really makes the acoustic set extra sweet. It's good enough to be released. At times you think you're hearing Workingman's, not a show! And the 2nd set, with its flaws, still has amazing energy. The crime here is that Good Lovin is cut. It undoubtedly cooked. And the NFA - whew! Buckle up folks! The Caution/Feedback will bend your mind, warp space and time, and cause your pets to run from the room! Capt.Trips meets Dr. Strange. But I like it, hope you will too. A heavy show in a heavy year. Also, note the rare early version of Lay Me Down!
Dr. Flashback ;-)
September 5, 2005 Subject:
Filmore East 1970
LOVE this recording.
I just found my LOVE for the dead and this is the night I was born.... IN NYC!!!!!
I have goosebumps.
August 30, 2005 Subject:
Bad sound quality and three second cuts in between tracks. Not in my collection!!
June 8, 2005 Subject:
Sweet show, not -so-sweet sound quality
This was one of the first tapes I ever got and loved the performance, especially all of those Workingman's Dead & American Beauty tunes in the acoustic set, and especially the the electric (especially the NFA). Speaking of that, the NFA ROCKS. This tune was especially great on this run of shows, with not one, not two, but THREE superb versions three nights in a row. The Caution sizzles also despite the fact that it wasn't played often in 1970.
As for the quality...eh, suffice it to say that this source is not much of an improvement on my original tape. I usually don't complain about SBDs, but the levels in Caution nearly ruin its overall effect. Imagine, if you will, someone yanking the master fader up and down and up and down until you just can't stand it and want to yell "Stop!!!!!!!!" That's what this SBD is like (it sounds like poor tape head alignment).
Still, this is certainly a rockin' performance from one of my favorite runs of shows ever. Download it if you love 1970.
Once you get used to the hiss (if that's possible here) it becomes evident that this is one of the best shows from late '70. The sweet acoustic set is followed by great electric versions of China>Rider, Top of the World, Big Boy Pete, and arguably the best Easy Wind ever performed (with some great Weir soloing to boot!).
April 1, 2005 Subject:
not so bad
sound quality is not pretty bad, its actually pretty good for its age, hiss is present but recording is good
January 13, 2005 Subject:
sound quality pretty bad
Might be a great show but the constant hiss, rather loud during the accoustic set makes it less than five stars no matter what.
December 20, 2004 Subject:
can't agree more
this show is just about as good as it gets, from the spirited acoustic set to the wild jams in NFA > Caution > Feedback, wÃth a final lullabye from the Garcia Gospel Singers. sound quality varies a bit due to the mixed sources, but it's nowhere unlistenable, this is a must have
December 15, 2004 Subject:
If this is your birthday show
What a treat! this show is tops! I loved everyminute of it, hiss and all!
November 24, 2004 Subject:
...this sounds great to me for '70...very pleasurable listen...fyi-candy is cut off the front end also...acoustic treasure to my ears!
July 19, 2004 Subject:
Love it, hiss and ALL
How can you not like this show??? Sure there's a little noise but i get a chill when i hear it and realize how old it is and how GREAT it actually sounds.The Not Fade Away jam ROCKS!!Download it, you'll like it if you give it a chance!
June 30, 2004 Subject:
I don't hear the lousy sound!
While this is made up of different sources, it is a great show. The sound is not 100% perfect, but for a 34 year old recording, it sounds fantastic! I don't hear the high distortion at all, just the odd low vocal and mix changes. These are minor, and don't distract from a great show! Well worth downloading!
June 6, 2004 Subject:
great setlist/lousy recording
Beware of this download. This is a great show but the recording levels are way too high, to the point of distortion. Not sure if it's a source problem or not. Seek out a better source on this one. A good chunk of this gig has been featured on at least 2 GDH's.